George Washington's Westchester Gamble: The Encampment on the Hudson and the Trapping of Cornwallis

George Washington's Westchester Gamble: The Encampment on the Hudson and the Trapping of Cornwallis

by Richard Borkow

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ISBN-13: 9781609490393
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 05/31/2011
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,264,178
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author


Richard Borkow is the village historian of Dobbs Ferry, New York, a trustee of the Dobbs Ferry Historical Society and editor of the website www.VillageHistorian.org. In 2009 and 2010, he was project director for Noted Historians Reveal Dobbs Ferry's Historic River Connections, a series of video interviews on YouTube with distinguished historians, including Pulitzer Prize recipient, David Hackett Fischer. In the interview entitled, American Revolution: The Decision Which Won the War, Dr. Fischer speaks about the dramatic "moment of choice" in Westchester County which led, two months later, to the decisive Franco-American victory over Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, Virginia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxX0Kzfyeyk.
That same "moment of choice," and the great risks that were associated with it, are explored in detail in George Washington's Westchester Gamble.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 11

Introduction: Changing Scenes of War 15

1 The American Revolution and Its Early French Connections 29

2 Turning Point on the Hudson: Victory at Saratoga Leads to the French Alliance 43

3 Rochambeau's Arrival and Arnold's Treason 59

4 Episodes from the War in Westchester 75

5 Now or Never Our Deliverance Must Come 89

6 To New York or to Virginia? 109

7 The Encampment by the Hudson 121

8 George Washington's Westchester Gamble 139

Epilogue 155

Notes 165

Bibliography 179

Index 185

About the Author 191

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